Fresh spinach salad
Picked a large pan of spinach leaves last evening. We have a 3' by 4' cold frame on the south side of an outbuilding. Last fall I dug up 1/2 of the soil in the frame and planted spinach seeds Such a mild winter I didn't even have to close the lid on the frame. Well, now we have so much spinach that I'm tired of washing it. Leone had carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand last week and can't get the hand wet so washing the spinach is my job.
We really like it and have used it in every way imaginable.
Tonight I'm going to dig some scorzonera. The ground is finally thawed enough. Love it parboiled in the skins and then the skins slipped off and then roasted. The problem, when I eat scorzonera I think I generate enough gas to power a small city. Think it is one of the vegetable sugars that does that but we really love the taste. We'll wait a couple of days and then dig some parsnips. They should be really sweet and good this early.
The leaves of some crocus are poking out of the ground but no flowers yet.